Second Annual CVLTFEST Announced: 13 U.K. Based Bands To Bring The Noise To 2018 Edition

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

The United Kingdom town of Scunthorpe, the country’s largest steel processing local, one known as the “Industrial Garden Town”, will soon become known for something else altogether.  Continue reading “Second Annual CVLTFEST Announced: 13 U.K. Based Bands To Bring The Noise To 2018 Edition”

ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

I am someone that obviously enjoys a kick ass rock band, especially one that unleashes an album that absolutely impresses me right from the start.    Continue reading “ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates”

NIBIRU First-Ever U.K. Headline Tour Set For October; Live Performance Video


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Italian, ritualistic, psych-sludge entity NIBIRU announce their very first headline tour of the United Kingdom.  Continue reading “NIBIRU First-Ever U.K. Headline Tour Set For October; Live Performance Video”

OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The U.K.’s atmospherically progressive sludge unit OHHMS announce their sophomore full-length album release. Continue reading “OHHMS Return w/ ‘Exist’ Album In Nov.; Share Track As UK Tour w/ BOSS KELOID Nears”

WREN Premiere Newly Released ‘Thrall’ EP Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

London, UK based atmospheric sludge / doom metal emitters WREN have just unleashed their new EP ‘Thrall‘ via Holy Roar Records recently, on Aug. 31st. Continue reading “WREN Premiere Newly Released ‘Thrall’ EP Stream”

BATTALIONS To Issue ‘Forever Marching Backwards’ Album In Nov.; Debut Title Track Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The UK’s underground aggro sludge stalwarts BATTALIONS announce the release of their third studio album, ‘Forever Marching Backwards‘, is forthcoming. Continue reading “BATTALIONS To Issue ‘Forever Marching Backwards’ Album In Nov.; Debut Title Track Video”

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE ‘Burn’ In New Official Video; UK Tour Nears

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

London’s modern rock act BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE are premiering the new official video for “Burn“, the band’s third single from their latest release.  Continue reading “BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE ‘Burn’ In New Official Video; UK Tour Nears”

ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The highly revered progressive rock/melodic doom band ANATHEMA announced a short run of acoustic dates set to take place in the United Kingdom and Europe. Continue reading “ANATHEMA Announce ‘Ambient Acoustic’ UK/EU Mini-Tour”

OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour

(Photo Courtesy Of Jake Owens)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Kent, U.K.’s progressive sludge band OHHMS announce they will hit the roads of their homeland with direct support from BOSS KELOID this October. Continue reading “OHHMS And BOSS KELOID Announce Upcoming U.K. Tour”

VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From across the pond comes the Portsmouth, U.K.-based VICTUS and their newly-issued debut release, the “Sacrifice” EP. Continue reading “VICTUS ‘Sacrifice’ EP Review & Stream”

DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The U.K.’s DYGORA have independently released their debut EP, “Chambers Of Reflection“, a mere handful of weeks ago. Continue reading “DYGORA ‘Chambers Of Reflection’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates Incl. Everloud Japan & UK Slam Fest”

Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

British death metal band CANCER first formed in 1988. Over the course of their career, they have released five studio albums and broke up on at least two occasions. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: CANCER [Join Peaceville Records For Upcoming 2018 Album]”

1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Calendar year 2018 gets a dose of what heavy rock is all about, straight from 1968 and their “loud as fuck” ethos, so eloquently captured on the just-issued HeviSike Records release, “Ballads Of The Godless“. Continue reading “1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

We have some updates to the CORROSION OF CONFORMITY upcoming (hopefully never-ending) 2018 tour run! Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY 2nd Leg of U.S. Tour w/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & Others + Fall U.K. Dates”

AXEGRINDER Share ‘Satori’ Album Stream on Rise Above Records, Released After Nearly 30 Yrs.

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

It was 1989 when the U.K. crust-punk crossover metal band AXEGRINDER released their debut full-length album, The Rise Of The Serpent Men. Continue reading “AXEGRINDER Share ‘Satori’ Album Stream on Rise Above Records, Released After Nearly 30 Yrs.”